Peter Chrastina

Title: Matej Bel o obyčajných podzemných vodách Nitrianskej stolice

(Matthias Bel about the ordinary groundwaters in the Nitra county) – pdf


Abstract: Matthias Bel’s work about the Nitra county (1742) also includes information on (cold) groundwater springs, their properties and uses. The given issue is approached in particular by the § VI. of the Notitia Hungariae novae geographico-historica, Tom. 4, Comitatus Nitriensis, Pars prima. A brief description of the natural groundwater source can also be found in the § II., section VI. Inovec. The aim of the paper is the analysis and interpretation of Bel’s texts on ordinary groundwater in the given territory in baroque period from the aspect of historical geography. The researched topic is important in terms of knowledge and reconstruction of the human environment in the past. The starting point for the study of the issue is a comparison of written sources and data from literature, maps and results of field research.


Author: CHRASTINA, Peter


DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2023.27.S.203-212


Publication order reference:

Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Katedra historických vied a stredoeurópskych štúdií, Námestie J. Herdu 2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovak republic, mail:


Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2023, vol.: 27, number: Supplementum, pages: 203-212


Keywords: conflict archaeology; military history; second world war; outdoor archaeological research; written sources;


Language: Slovak